Monochrome Monday… Spiral staircase

Spiral staircase, New Year's Day 2020Spiral staircase, New Year’s Day 2020
Fujica GW690 – 1/30s, f4, – Kodak T-Max 400
Developed in Ilfosol 3 at 1:9, 6 mins at 20°c.

I’ve been developing film again… a roll of Kodak T-Max 400 that had been hanging around for a couple of weeks until I plucked up the courage to wrestle it into a developing tank (I find 120 film so much more fiddly to feed onto a spiral than 35mm).

I’m chuffed to bits with the results, especially considering the grotty weather the film was shot in on New Year’s Day!

Epson 4870 Photo scan with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Throwback Thursday… Ramshackle

E. PARKER, January 2015E. PARKER, January 2015
Fujifilm X20, Fujinon Super EBC 7.1-28.4mm f2~2.8 at 9mm, 1/1500s, f8, ISO 400

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Five years ago it was this ramshackle former business premises…

I’ve no idea who ‘E. Parker’ was, or what they did, but I love the building they left behind!

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Fujifilm X20, Fujinon Super EBC 7.1-28.4mm f2~2.8 at 25mm, 1/50s, f8, ISO 100

Mouldings, January 2015Mouldings, January 2015.jpg
Fujifilm X20, Fujinon Super EBC 7.1-28.4mm f2~2.8 at 16mm, 1/350s, f8, ISO 100

Single frame… Silver Birches, Derbyshire, January 2020

Silver Birches, Jack Flat, January 2020Silver Birches, Jack Flat, January 2020
Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 29mm, 1/60s, f8, ISO 250

The first ‘Photography Friday’ trip of 2020 saw Rachel and I visit the Peak District National Park. These Silver Birches (Betula pendula) were captured in an area between Baslow Edge and the Baslow-Sheffield road known as Jack Flat, an area also home to a small herd of Highland cattle!

Single frame… Lumsdale, March 2019

Lumsdale, March 2019Lumsdale, March 2019
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 22mm, 3.7s, f22, ISO 200

As the end of the year approaches we start to look forward to the next and one of the things I’m looking forward to is my ‘Photography Friday’ outings with my friend/partner in crime Rachel…

We’re definitely planning a return to the Lumsdale Valley near Matlock in Derbyshire to photograph the industrial ruins and the waterfalls again.

Single frame… 1929 Ford Model A, Tideswell, October 2018

1929 Ford Model A, Tideswell, October 20181929 Ford Model A, Tideswell, October 2018
Olympus 35RD – 1/60s, f8, – O.O.D. Agfa Vista 200 rated at ISO 100

This classic Ford has featured on here before but this is another shot from the test roll put through a charity shop find Olympus 35RD…

Apart from a couple of frames overlapping the camera seems to be in perfect working order and the F. Zuiko 40mm f/1.7 lens is gorgeous! This camera will be getting a lot more use in 2020!

The car appears to be the ‘Tudor Sedan’ version of the Ford Model A, fitted with a 201 cu in (3.3l) four cylinder engine.

Scan by AgLab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Throwback Thursday… Derby Cathedral, November 2015

Derby Cathedral, November 2015Derby Cathedral, November 2015
Fujifilm X-E1, Fujinon XF 27mm f2.8, 1/3500s, f2.8, ISO 800

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Four years ago it was the city of Derby…

I was trying out the Fujinon XF 27mm f2.8 lens for the first time, I didn’t get on with it… Optically the lens was flawless, I just didn’t care for the lack of an aperture ring, something I was used to with my other X-series lenses.

I’m not quite sure what was going on with my camera settings that day… ‘1/3500s, f2.8, ISO 800’ What was I thinking?

Square Saturday… Hudswell Clarke & Co Ltd 0-6-0DM ALBERT

Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0DM ALBERTHudswell Clarke & Co Ltd 0-6-0DM ALBERT
Yashica Mat 124G – 1/250s, f8 – Ilford FP4 Plus rated at ISO 100

This is from a test roll of Ilford FP4 Plus shot in a recently repaired Yashica Mat 124G. The scans seem a bit ‘flat’ but I’ve not yet looked at the negatives as they’re still in the post.

It’s a beautiful camera and thanks to Miles Whitehead of MW Camera Repairs I can start using it again!

Scan by AgLab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.